procedures/breast

Breast Augmentation

About

Whether you have naturally small breasts, uneven development or deflation after breastfeeding and weight-loss, breast augmentation may be a procedure you have considered.  The aim of this procedure is to not only increase breast size, but optimise breast shape. A lift or reduction of lower pole breast tissue may be advised in some patients with loose skin or droopy nipples.

Hospital

The procedure is performed as a day procedure in a fully accredited hospital under General Anaesthesia.

Recovery

Depending on the job you have, it is best to have at least 2 weeks off work, and/or help with small children for this time. You will need to wear a support bra for 6-8 weeks depending on the implant type. It takes this long for the implant pocket to fully heal and stabilise. You should avoid exercise until this occurs.

Fees

The total fee has 4 components, the Surgeon's fee, the Anaesthetic fee, the Hospital fee, and the implant cost.
Depending on your choice of implants, the total fee is $8,500-$10,000.

Medicare eligibility

Augmentation surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure in most cases, so Medicare and health insurance will not help to cover your costs. Conditions such as breast asymmetry, congenital defects and breast cancer may qualify for a Medicare item number. This will be determined by Dr Lisa during your consultation, and any applicable numbers will be given to you to check with your fund.